Health Office

Mission Statement: The mission of the School Nurse at Georgetown Visitation is to provide professional nursing care and to promote a safe and healthy environment that contributes to academic success.

Hello and welcome to the Georgetown Visitation Health Room Website. I am looking forward to another happy and healthy school year. On the side of this page you will find all medical forms required by DC Department of Health and Georgetown Visitation. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding these forms or the care of any underlying medical condition your daughter may need during the school day. The Health Office door is always open so please feel free to stop in at any time.

Our students work hard to stay healthy by eating the right food, getting enough sleep, exercising, staying hydrated and spending time with the people they care about but sometimes they get sick and staying home is the best course of action for them and their classmates.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that your child be kept home if she is not able to take part in normal school activities, the illness causes an unsafe or unhealthy place for others at school, or when the child requires care that cannot be managed at school.

Please keep your child home if she has:

  • Fever: High temperature along with behavior changes or other signs and symptoms of illness such as sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, earache, or irritability.
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • An open or oozing sore: Unless it is properly covered with a bandage

There are many other infectious diseases that require a child to remain home from school for a period of time such as strep throat, pink eye, and whooping cough (pertussis). Please contact the nurse if your child has been diagnosed with any of these conditions or any other less common infectious disease.

I hope you have time to peruse this webpage. I’ve attached articles from the AAP, National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and other reputable organizations for your information. Enjoy!

Be who you are and be it well!

Mrs. Greenhalgh